Cape Winelands Travel Directory
The Cape Winelands forms part of the Western Cape Province in South Africa. The most well-known wine route in the country is the Stellenbosch Wine Route and should be first on your list. The Franschhoek, Paarl Vinters, Worcester Wine Route and Wellington Wine Route area are also excellent.
The Cape Winelands is situated in close proximity to Cape Town, with the towns of Stellenbosch and Paarl less than 30 minutes drive from Cape Town International Airport and Worcester only 60 minutes drive away.
The Cape Winelands is vast and filled with events and happenings, so make sure you set enough time aside to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, taste wine, pick strawberries and participate in numerous events hosted by the various regions.
Activities in the Cape Winelands
There is more to the winelands than tasting exquisite wine. Some activities to do in the area are as follows:-
- Donkey and horse-and-carriage rides through the vineyards
- Picnics next to a dam to watch the birds
- Cheetah outreach programme where you can interact with the big cats
- Visit Art galleries
- Spa and wellness centres
- Nature and game reserves
- Butterfly enclosure
- Lion park
- Crocodile park
- And so much more is on offer in this region...
The Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve (CWBR) is an Internationally proclaimed area located within the Western Cape’s Cape Floral Kingdom in South Africa. The Biosphere Reserve extends from the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve in the south, northwards along the Cape Fold Belt Mountain Chain and the connecting valleys that make up the Cape Winelands.
There is a vast range of accommodation options available in this area - guest houses to self-catering cottages, wine farms, lodges and much more. Please view our accommodation directory for more information on the accommodation in the area.
The Cape Winelands offers a range of adventure activities and conventional sport facilities including hiking, walking, rock climbing, golf, squash, tennis, indoor heated pools, horse riding and swimming.
The Cape Winelands is known as the culinary capital of South Africa and please view our website on restaurants in the region. Taste locally produced cheeses, olives and export quality fruit and organic produce in Bonnievale and Ceres.